“Pick Me Up” is the working title of a short film I am working on as part of the Philly Film Co-Op‘s project “Philly I Hate You (A Love Letter),” which is described below.
The film focuses on a young woman’s journey through the neighborhoods of Philly and the men who try to pick her up along the way. A comedic look at pick-up lines and Philly culture, “Pick Me Up” is my love letter to the men of Philadelphia (and passive aggressive way of coping with street harassment).
Scheduled for release in 2014, “Pick Me Up” is currently in pre-production and is set to film in April. For more information, or to be a part of this production, simply fill out this contact form.
Philly, I Hate You will be a feature film comprised of a succession of short films, each created by a different local filmmaker/crew (in the vein of films like Paris, je t’aime and New York, I Love You, but with a decidedly Philly bent. Like these other films, each short in Philly, I Hate You will highlight a different character, characteristic, or neighborhood of our city. But we will add a twist to the paradigm by featuring Philadelphia’s unique culture and attitude, in which love is often expressed in conflicted ways.
While each short will be created using a separate cast and crew, collaboration is at the heart of the project. Each film’s story and script will be developed as a collective, assuring that we cover a representative and diverse array of subjects and styles. We will work together to establish a flow, pace and timeline for each short and the project as a whole.
(For more information on the overall project, visit www.phillyihateyou.com).